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Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Screen Interrupts Meteorologist's Live Forecast (hothardware.com) 235

Reader MojoKid writes: If you're a Windows 7 or Windows 8 user who hasn't yet upgraded to Windows 10, you've probably been bombarded at some point by Microsoft to upgrade, and not always at the most convenient times. Such was also the case with one meteorologist who saw a Windows 10 upgrade prompt show up during a very inopportune time -- right in the middle of a live forecast. Metinka Slater, a meteorologist with Des Moines CBS affiliate KCCI 8, was going about her business, giving viewers a rundown of the 12-hour rainfall totals in the area when a nagging Windows 10 upgrade screen popped up, just like it has for thousands of everyday Windows users. But rather than get flustered or give into Microsoft's demands, Slater laughed off the annoyance. "Ahh, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10. What should I do?" Slater joked. "Don't you love when that pops up?"From the looks of it, either the concerned computer is running Windows 98, or is using classic theme.
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Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Screen Interrupts Meteorologist's Live Forecast

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  • Here's a good idea (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Nidi62 ( 1525137 ) on Thursday April 28, 2016 @10:11AM (#52005355)
    The TV station should send an invoice to Microsoft to bill them for the advertising time.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 28, 2016 @10:12AM (#52005357)

    Cloudy with a chance of forced update installs.

  • Missed opportunity (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mrchaotica ( 681592 ) * on Thursday April 28, 2016 @10:13AM (#52005373)

    If only the meteorologist had said "and this is a perfect example of why Microsoft is shit and should never be used for anything important," it would have been great.

    • and this is a perfect example of why Microsoft is shit

      To be fair, the TV station was in Nebraska, so they're probably still using the old-fashioned ethanol-burning, chain-driven computers.

  • Can't Be 98 (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 28, 2016 @10:14AM (#52005375)

    From the looks of it, either the concerned computer is running Windows 98, or is using classic theme.

    Since Microsoft isn't offering the free upgrade to anyone below Windows 7, that kinda narrows it down.

  • At least it didn't automatically uninstall the weather system application.

  • by DidgetMaster ( 2739009 ) on Thursday April 28, 2016 @10:22AM (#52005455) Homepage
    After installing Windows 10, you get updates pushed to you on a regular basis. During a demo, I needed to reboot. The update facility decided that would be a perfect time to spend about 10 minutes updating my machine. It did not give me a choice to postpone it to a more convenient time.
    • Get the professional version. FYI got to PC Settings->Updates -> Pick a time Window.

      By default Windows 10 updates will only install after it finds out when you typically never use the PC. But Windows 10 will not auto reboot. It does so after you ignore updates for 2 days

      • What I can't (couldn't, because I dropped win8/10 like the garbage it was) is that it could easily notice the fact that I shut down my computer every night and just install updates then. Yet for whatever reason, it still nagged me to shut down whenever there were updates.
  • Waiting (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 28, 2016 @10:28AM (#52005511)

    Waiting for the inevitable live "I'm done installing Windows 10 behind your back, I'm going to reboot now. Screw your unsaved work!", followed by the inevitable "I'm terribly sorry, but it seems that I can't boot. And no, I won't tell you why, but if you are feeling lucky, you can try the system restore function that doesn't work. Or stare at the screen, that's good too".

    Because if you're going to fuck your customers systems, you better make sure that they can't AT LEAST drop to a console and try to unfuck the system. You have to be thorough about these things.

    Yes, I'm bitter. I've had to deal with this twice already.

  • Would be an accidental upgrade and install push

  • by netsavior ( 627338 ) on Thursday April 28, 2016 @11:29AM (#52006055)
    another settlement needs your help!
  • Am I the only one who's ever done a presentation off of a computer? Everyone still using overhead projectors with transparencies?

    It's been twenty years of presentations. You never use the primary monitor for a presentation. For all sorts of reasons. Windows 10 upgrade? Pfff. How about action notifications, java updates, low-battery warnings, and myriad other bubble alerts -- and clippy, never forget clippy. Not to mention the taskbar itself and general background off-camera control.

    Always always alwa

  • as a result of one of these stupid popups stopping a PC doing what it is supposed to be doing ? This happens even in a nicely controlled environment where nothing is going wrong ... so why stop the machine doing what it should ?

    This would be major popcorn time: watching the lawyers from the deceased duke it out with the MS lawyers. MS would, of course, claim that it was not their fault and that the user was doing something wrong, or anything to divert the blame from themselves. Only possible conclusion: MS

    • Only possible conclusion: MS Windows is not fit for purpose for any mission critical use.

      Of course that's the case -- it says that in the EULA. You did have your fancy lawyers read the EULA before you decided to use our software in your medical device, right?

  • My spine doctor's xray display had the same popup this morning.

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